Pastoral, c. 1944
Oil on canvas
49 x 59 cm
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
LUÍS PEDRO DE SOUZA SOARES (1875 in Recife, Pernambuco – 1948 in Rio de janeiro) was a painter and designer, a student of the Brazilian landscape painter Teles Júnior (1851-1914). In his youth, Soares went to Portugal, where he studied at the Academia do Porto. According to the Exhibition catalogue, Soares was ‘one of the best representatives of regional Brazilian painting [and had] various pictures in a collection in the US. He sent Circus and Brazilian dance, two water colours, to the exhibition. Both were part of the UNESCO Exhibition of Modern Art in 1946, the first of which having been sold for £5.0d.0s. to R. Carline. Soares also contributed an oil painting entitled Pastoral to the Exhibition, which was gifted by the Brazilian Government and the British Council to the Doncaster Museum in 1949.